Dog spent days outside Turkish hospital waiting for owner

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Published: January 23,2021 05:34 PM
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January 23, 2021: A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment.

January 23, 2021: A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment.



According to sources, the pet, Boncuk (Bon-DJUK), which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on January 14. She then made daily visits to the facility.



Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, said she would take Boncuk home but the dog would repeatedly run off and return to the hospital, private news agency DHA reported on Wednesday.



Hospital security guard Muhammet Akdeniz told DHA: “She comes every day around 9 a.m. and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in.”



“When the door opens she pokes her head inside,” he said.



On Wednesday, Boncuk was finally reunited with Senturk when he was pushed outside in a wheelchair for a brief meeting with his dog.



“She’s very used to me. And I miss her, too, constantly,” he told DHA.





Senturk was discharged from the hospital later on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.